I've seen Aliev when she played in Israel and I thought that she got some great shots, her backhand is superb (a sing for good Israeli tennis player: Shahar, Dudi, Anna and Amos had one of those great backhand). But she is so inconsistent in the match, I saw her play this Austrian (I think) and she was dedicating the whole match and it still somehow went to 3 tough sets.
Tourney in Israel this week($10,000 ITF Marjorie Sherman Womens Cup) at Ra'anana should give a good indication if there are any hopes for the future. There are 20 Israeli girls in the main draw and most are are not even ranked. Anybody going to the tourney to file some scouting reports?
IMO one of the problems of all the girls is the inconsistency of level of play.
Only participation in a big number of tourneys can pull them to really improve.
Too bad that the Israeli Teunis federation instead of increasing # of tournies are doing exactly the opposite.
No surprises here... She is the only one with a future in tennis of her generation. Well, maybe Chen Astrugo can make some progress as well, but only after about 5 more tournament conclusions about her could be drawn.
It was a positive to see 3-4 others beat some guests.